Oolitic man arrested on residential entry and trespassing charges

BEDFORD – At 10:28 a.m. Thursday morning, the Bedford Police Department received a 9-1-1 call to 16th Street in front of Jiffy Treat for a male in the roadway who appeared to be under the influence.

A second 9-1-1 call was received reporting a male entered a females home on 16th street and was very scared. She advised she got outside the home but her husband was still inside.

Wesley Hearth

Wesley Hearth, age 20, Oolitic, was arrested Thursday morning, on several charges which included residential entry, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, trespassing, and public intoxication.

Police arrived to find a male, Johnny Gibson, in front of Jiffy Treat and he was detained while officers responded to the residence on 16th Street. Gibson had a busted lip after getting into a physical altercation with Hearth, however he did not want to press charges.

A female waved officers down advising a male was inside her residence, as well as her husband. Police located Wesley Hearth inside the home and was taken into custody by Bedford Police officers.

While searching Hearth, police found two syringes and a plastic bag containing a crystal-like residue.

Hearth was taken to St. Vincent Dunn due to his level of intoxication, once he was medically cleared he was taken to Lawrence County Jail.

Gibson was staying in a residence on 17th Street with the owner of that home in a nursing home, the officers secured the home.